Deafblind Victorians face unique challenges with Covid. For an overview of the issues, see our post from last November.
To help members stay safe and get support during the pandemic, Deafblind Victoria and SARU (the Self-Advocacy Resource Unit) ran a Covid safety workshop on 23rd June 2022. The workshop was facilitated by Miranda Darrer from SARU and Jasper Cleland from DBV. Members paired up to talk about their experiences of masks, testing, isolation, supports and access to information. They learned about which kinds of masks give you better protection, and they were able to try different masks and take them home.
Two guests attended to provide more information:
- Bec Swansson from Able Australia answered questions about how Covid rules affect Deafblind people’s access to commguides
- Christy Walsh, a Disability Liaison Officer (DLO) explained that each region in Victoria has a DLO who can help you access testing and treatment